On 02/09/2016 03:05 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
In any case, we should proceed with fixing things so that buildfarm owners
can specify a higher shutdown timeout for especially slow critters.
I looked into doing this as I suggested yesterday, namely modifying the
buildfarm scripts, and soon decided that it would be a mess; there are
too many cases where "pg_ctl stop" is not invoked directly by the script.
I'm now in favor of applying the PGCTLTIMEOUT patch Noah proposed, and
*removing* the two existing hacks in run_build.pl that try to force -t 120.
The only real argument I can see against that approach is that we'd have
to back-patch the PGCTLTIMEOUT patch to all active branches if we want
to stop the buildfarm failures. We don't usually back-patch feature
additions. On the other hand, this wouldn't be the first time we've
back-patched something on grounds of helping the buildfarm, so I find
that argument pretty weak.
OK. I can put out a new release as required.
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